Prevalence of tennis elbow in Badminton players

Adeel Khalid, Nida Waqas, Fizza Zulfiqar


Background: Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow at the lateral epicondid is throated and tendered. The forearm muscles and tendons are repeatedly damaged overuse. This leads to pain and sensitivity outside the elbow.

Objective: The main objective of this study was to found the prevalence of tennis elbow in badminton players in Lahore badminton club and badminton players in University of Lahore.

Methodology: Cross Sectional study was conducted. Sample was chosen using convenient sampling technique. 150 subjects were involved in this study. “Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was use to check the intensity of elbow pain” and questionnaire was used for data collection.

Results: 76% respondents said that they did not felt pain in Arm and Wrist remaining 23.3% said they had pain. 83% respondents said that they did not felt stiffness when they play badminton and remaining 16.7% said they felt stiffness. These two factors were used to check the prevalence of tennis elbow in badminton players. Here 111(74%) respondents said that they did not felt pain while playing badminton. The other 39(26%) respondents said that they felt pain while they playing badminton.

Conclusion: In this study respondents, which had pain, not only pain in arm and wrist but also felt stifness , prevalence of tennis elbow is 23.3% while playing badminton. There were multiple factors diagnosed to enhance the pain and stiffness in this study. Most important were the respondents can play 4 to 5 hours in one day and closer to 30 age. These are the main factors with enhance pain in arm and wrist and stiffness.


Elbow; Prevalence; Intensity of Pain; Stiffness; Badminton Players.

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